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TOWER RODEO CHALLENGE- Petzl

First US tower climbing competition, hosted by Tower Safety. JANUARY 20 2021 Many industries and trades have annual competitions to highlight the speed and skill of workers: lineman, masonry, rope access, tree climbing and more. During a warm December weekend the first tower competition, TRx Challenge, was held in Phoenix, AZ. This monumental two-day event was hosted by Tower Safety….

Rigging with a Prusik_Tower Safety

  Mind your Prusik!!!! The Prusik hitch has been around since 1931 when Dr. Karl Prusik created it while mountaineering in Austria. It is a hitch secured to a tight line and will slide when not weighted on a tight rope but jams solidly upon loading. It is recommended to use 2-3mm diameter less than that of the rope size…

Capstan Hoist- A Dangerous Tool?

It has been 20 years since a devastating loss of a husband, step-son and employee were killed when a capstan hoist operated by the wife when ropes overturned on the drum as the men were being lifted on the load line, causing a  catastrophic failure of human lives. (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/in-house/full200007.html)  This story and many near misses happen frequently and some, unfortunately…

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